Fun with Dell Laptop WiDI

I was messing around with the WiDi driver to stream the Grateful Dead show tonite and disabled the Intel Video driver. At this point, the machine started up, did POST, did the swirly page and then a blue dim (not BSOD) screen came up and nothing. HD activity, not much...

Dirty Printer Test Page

I started getting vertical dark lines in my ADF scans on the the highly great Canon MF4570dw Laser/Multifunction. Use this to determine location of small bits of dust on your scans. Then clean the glass under the ADF guide, slide it out carefully. Print the OpenOffice...

Burnt Teapot

So I started the teapot up today, and went downstairs to check one thing. Ten minutes later I came up and there was no whistle. After checking the teapot, there was no water. With our old crappy teapot, I wouldn’t care. Let it cool down, whatever. Of course this...

Weller WTCPN Repair

I got a free day off today — and it’s too darn cold outside — so time to attack a few jobs that have been neglected. First was my old Weller WTCPN soldering station that I inherited from several jobs ago when they ditched hardware development –...